Kailrugji is the oldest house of a quiet central residential area of Jaipur that has opened its doors to welcome guests in its well-appointed 22 rooms.
Kailrugji was built by Shrimati Kailash Kanwar (Kail) at a time when her husband was away fighting the 1965 Khemkaran sector war. While Kail was receiving kudos for the house she was building with her younger son Narendra, at that time 13 years old to help, Brigadier Raghubir Singh MVC (Rugji) was involved in one of the fiercest fights of the war in a village called “Asal Uttar” in Punjab. Rugji was awarded the very first Mahaveer Chakra, one of the highest gallantry awards of India. Rugji was also given the title “Saviour of Punjab” for his role in this battle.
Till Kail was alive, the house resounded with happy sounds of family get-togethers and children running around. The mouthwatering smell of her cooking used to float through the house bringing people to the kitchen. Her children and grandchildren, in an attempt to keep the Kail and Rugji spirit of hospitality alive, have converted their home into a hotel. Every room has a story to tell and a past that can be felt.
Kailrugji is currently being run by Dr.Chhavi Rajawat, granddaughter of Kail and Rugji. Chhavi is also helping develop a village named Soda 60kms from Jaipur as the Sarpanch/Elected Head of the Village Council. Kailrugji is not just a business but a social initiative that contributes to the development of Village Soda.